I'm finishing a basement and want to put a non load bearing wall in under a steel I-beam, but do not know how to attach it to the beam. Is there some type of product like a bracket that you can nail to your top plate of the wall and attach to the beam? Anyone got any ideas on this?
The most effective and common method, although the one that probably takes the most elbow grease, is to drill a few 7/16" holes up through the bottom flange of the steel beam on one side for 3/8" bolts with nuts and washers. Don't try to center your top plate, you'll end up drilling through the thickest part of the flange. Make one edge of your top plate flush with one outside edge of the flange. With this method, a non-load bearing wall can be attached to the beam with only a few holes...like 3-4 feet on center.
Connecting steel i-beam to foundation
Steel I beam vs GlueLam
How do I attach a floating partition to a steel beam?
Floor Beams and joists
- 15 Old House Features We Shouldn't Abandon
- 17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 16 Designs for a Low-Cost DIY Coffee Table
- Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 12 Sheds You Could Live (or Work) In
- Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes
- 30 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Do
- 10 Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects
- 7 Surprising Other Uses for Mayonnaise
- 9 Ways to Make Your TV Look at Home
- 9 Totally Amazing Mobile Home Makeovers
- 11 Lessons to Learn from AirBnB's Tiniest Homes
- 10 DIY Ways to Redo Your Wall—Without Paint
- 8 Smart Shoe Racks You Can Make Today
- 7 Easy Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeovers
- Worth It: 8 Renovations That Pay You Back
- 7 House Sounds Never to Ignore
- Watch These 10 Home Trends Take Off in 2015
- 11 Things Never to Keep in Your Bedroom
- 12 Places You Never Clean—But Should!